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A Whole Lotta Coat!

Added Oct 3, 2010

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






I’ve been working on this coat, intermittently, since spring. Finaly, it’s ready! Hopefully it will get me through the Canadian winter in high style.

The pattern is Butterick 5425, although I swapped in a different sleeve.

The whole long, grueling affair is recorded in detail on my blog

Material Notes

Coating labeled “100% Fibre”, with a neat diagonal diamond pattern. Interlining: something felt-like with a foil side to reflect heat (see photo). Lining: Kasha flannel-backed lining.




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear

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    Apr 29, 2011, 06.16 PMby ecila

    Again, as you usually do, it’s really lovely!! And wonderful!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 07.11 PMby helluvaguy

    This is a really lovely coat and it suits you perfectly. I can imagine it in a snowy landscape… keeping you warm. It looks so well made and that fabric with the foil is very intriguing, reminds me of a space suite – that should keep you warm, definitely.

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    Oct 6, 2010, 02.55 AMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I would have never thought that the coat on the package would be as awesome as the one you made. The coat looks very plain compared to your version… I can’t believe it’s just the sleeve that’s been changed. Great coat, it looks snuggly… I LOVE it!

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      Oct 6, 2010, 11.28 PMby tanitisis

      Funny, if anything my version is plainer than the original, since it lacks the puffed shoulder. Thanks! :)

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    Oct 6, 2010, 12.02 AMby tanitisis

    Thank you, everyone! It was a lot of work, but I think it will be worth it. Of course, it’s not quite cold enough to wear it yet….

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    Oct 5, 2010, 06.07 AMby headlollipop

    The coat looks even better than on the pattern envelope! Loves it. Hope it does get you through the Canadian winters!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 09.54 PMby courteneyfox12

    This is really cute! I love the scarf too!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 09.40 PMby smallone

    oh my…its sooo lovely …and looks warm too. I can only imagine how much work is in here!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.00 PMby kihli

    Beautiful coat, suits you so well! And the red scarf matches wonderful!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 01.53 PMby lauriana

    a lot of coat, but very, very nice. Is that a full circle skirt?? Wow. And I really the styling with the boots.

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      Oct 4, 2010, 02.06 PMby tanitisis

      It’s about 3/4 of a full circle, which is still astounding. It’s very heavy! I love it with the boots, too; sadly they’re not really winter-worthy, but great for pictures!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.43 AMby solsticefire

    The coat looks amazing! Bravo for your patience :) I know how LONG of a process sewing a coat can be!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.10 AMby koconnell

    Great job!

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    Oct 3, 2010, 10.39 PMby laurakis

    gorgeous!!!! congratulations

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    Oct 3, 2010, 09.51 PMby tradsahm

    The coat is AMAZING! Actually, the entire ensemble is great! I’d love to have it! :)

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    Oct 3, 2010, 08.03 PMby milkyway

    I adoreeeeeeeeeee the pattern is so beautiful look gorgeous and you look amazing, I will try to find the pattern on ebay, maybe I can give it a try in other color!! congratulations love your contrasting scarf too

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      Oct 3, 2010, 08.07 PMby tanitisis

      It is not a very old pattern—-you should still be able to find it in stores or order it quite easily :) Glad you liked it! :)

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    Oct 3, 2010, 07.53 PMby mojo elgin

    wow! great coat! that scarf is perfect with it.

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    Oct 3, 2010, 06.36 PMby macoskrm

    I love this. Fantastic job!

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